This is about PTIO websites suggested program/app/appi/script/ called ZeroNet
- Whether the tool is FOSS, proprietary, free (gratis), or commercial, etc.
What’s a FOSS?
- Whether you are affiliated with or associated with the tool being posted.
No. Only installed it because it’s a PTIO suggestion.
- What the tool does, how it’s helpful to promoting privacy.
During install/setup/run the “tool” sets off a cacophony of anti-virus, hacking, injecting, embedding, call-outs warnings by Kaspersky A-V.
- What alternatives exist, or your thoughts on why it’s a good addition to the market.
I don’t know of alternatives, nor ‘thoughts’ on it since I was not able to get through the variety of warnings, blocks, and ‘click to ignore’, which would not go ignored by A-V.
- Any other opinions or thoughts you might have, start a discussion!
ZeroNet has a link to google docs that is trying to be kiddie-kewl with bells and whistles. That in-itself says they are too busy yelling ‘Look at me mom - see what i can do’ than simplify things. HINT: Just because one can fill a page with difficult to navigate kewl new eye-candy, doesn’t mean one HAS to! K.I.S.S.
When installing it (running) the installer, Kasperskey A-V went ballistic, popping up with dozens of warnings of Firefox, and Tor being changed, ports opened and closed, stuff being sent to a variety of addresses being blocked, changes to protected areas of Registry, and after wearing down the ‘Click to Allow’ icon, I had to cold start.
After playing at Googles ZeroNet circus, and finding a site ZeroNet.io I get a warning that the previous page is trying to redirect me to zeronet.io - there was NO PREVIOUS PAGE! So I went to zeronet.io anyway, and it is just a giant ad for zeronet.io.
The real grief, is figuring out what all it did get done, what was embedded and how to get back to normal as there is no uninstaller to speak of, at least none that is easily found the normal way.
Feel free to delete this message and start writing when you know what you’re going to say --> OK
Should this even be a suggestion by PTIO (scroll down to “Worth Mentioning”)?
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I DO have a great deal of experience with computers. Just not YOUR kind. I am a expert in my own arena, just as you are in yours. I, like others I talk to, would like to just get off Windows and running a secure, private computer owned by ourselves so we can get on with our work and not have to spend our days on a giant learning curve. It would be nice if we could just go to a store and buy a computer already set up and ready to run, like Windows, but without all the SMRCers. That not being the case, I do hope that one day (soon!) all of this stuff needed to protect our right to privacy will be as easy to buy, run, and use as Windows Stalker 10 is.
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